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zygoma

[zahy-goh-muh, zi-]
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noun, plural zy·go·ma·ta [zahy-goh-muh-tuh, zi-] /zaɪˈgoʊ mə tə, zɪ-/. Anatomy.
  1. zygomatic arch.
  2. the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.
  3. zygomatic bone.
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Origin of zygoma

1675–85; < New Latin zygōma < Greek zýgōma bolt, bar, equivalent to zygō-, variant stem of zygoûn to yoke1 (see zygo-) + -ma noun suffix of result
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zygoma

noun plural -mata (-mətə)
  1. another name for zygomatic arch
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Word Origin

C17: via New Latin from Greek, from zugon yoke
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Word Origin and History for zygoma

n.

plural zygomata, 1680s, Modern Latin, from Greek zygoma, from zygon "yoke" (see jugular).

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zygoma in Medicine

zygoma

(zī-gōmə, zĭ-)
n.
  1. zygomatic arch
  2. zygomatic bone